Dr Blake Eddington visits the hospitals within the Tweed / Byron Health Services Group to provide on site Emergency Medicine education. These sessions are multidisciplinary skills and simulation based and are run in the resus room whenever possible.
Participants are able to apply for the Rural Procedural Grant ($2,000) for attending four 90 minute sessions.
BYRON CENTRAL HOSPITAL
Byron Central Hospital is a new purpose built, public hospital within Northern NSW Local District. The hospital provides a range of acute and sub-acute inpatient services with a role delineation level 2 with some core services increased to role delineation level 3.
THE TWEED HOSPITAL
The Tweed Hospital is a regional referral, level 5 base hospital within the Northern New South Wales Health District. The Emergency Department is a modern facility providing a service to approximately 42,000 people per year and is one of the busiest in NSW. This accounts for 22% of total admissions to hospital from a total of 8,500 patients per year. The unit is staffed and equipped to deal with a full spectrum of Emergency Medicine. There are strong links to other Northern NSW Local Health District hospitals and facilities on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Murwillumbah District Hospital is a local community, level 3 rural hospital.
The Emergency Department provides 24 hour service, 7 days a week, which is staffed by members of the Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine, Career Medical Officers, Locum Medical Officers and Residents from Tweed Heads Emergency Department. The department provides Emergency care for all presentations. After consultation in the Emergency Department, the patient will be either discharged, admitted to Murwillumbah Hospital or transferred to a larger facility.